I'm planning to buy the Nashbar trekking bar very soon and I have my usual set of pre-purchase questions. This is to give me more hand positions on my Giant hybrid. I'll probably get them for my future bike as well, in lieu of drop bars. I know, I know, drop bars give additional hand positions as well but I really don't think my neck can take the drops AT ALL so I don't see the point in having that additional position, unless I test ride a road bike for long enough duration to prove otherwise.
Anyway, my questions are:
1. Is there another brand of trekking bar that's very similar and better for not too much more $$? In searching the forums I see a lot of people with the Nashbar version and no mention of any drawbacks.
2. What is your favorite type and brand of bar tape, and why?
3. Anything else I need to know or consider?